Duke Ob/Gyn's Milestones in Gyn Onc, Innovation Featured on Cancer History Project Website

Created by The Cancer Letter to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, the Cancer History Project is a free historical resource collaboratively curated by the institutions & people who shaped it — to be preserved in perpetuity for researchers, medical professionals, students, policymakers and patients. Duke's Department of Ob/Gyn and the Duke Cancer Institute have been featured.

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Milestones in Gynecologic Oncology at Duke

Duke Marks 50 Years of Gynecologic Cancer Care & Innovation

Dr. William Creasman
William Creasman, MD, considered one of the founding fathers of the subspecialty of gynecologic oncology, was hired by then-Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Chair Roy T. Parker, MD (now deceased) in 1970 as the first fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologist at Duke. He was the founder of the department's Division of Gynecologic Oncology in 1972. (Photo courtesy of Duke Medical Archives, circa the 1970s).

Gyn Onc Division 1990s
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Duke in 1990. Daniel Clarke-Pearson, then chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology (left), consults with John Soper, MD (middle) and Andrew Berchuck, MD. (Photo courtesy of Duke Medical Archives).